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    • Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
    • Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
    • Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
      Speech, April 1886, by Frederick Douglass
    • It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
      Odes, by Horace
    • It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
    • It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
      Satires, by Juvenal
    • Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
      The Republic, by Plato
    • You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
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